[Posting this here in addition to Facebook, just so I know you all get to see it.]
I popped online today to tell you guys what a surprisingly delightful holiday weekend I've just had with family & friends - only to see the news about Carrie Fisher, and how nearly all my geek friends are grieving, and grieving hard.
So just know I love you guys, and this community loves you, and we're here for you. It's OK to be sad, it's also OK to celebrate and be thankful for lives well lived. Heck, it's OK to look at other things and laugh and just not think about sad stuff today. After this year, I think we've earned that.
Many squishy virtual hugs from me and John, who says I can post this picture now, because we're *pretty* sure it'll make you smile.